arborescent

[ahr-buh-res-uhnt]
adjective
treelike in size and form.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin arborēscent- (stem of arborēscēns), present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree. See arbor3, -escent

arborescence, noun
arborescently, adverb
subarborescence, noun
subarborescent, adjective
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arborescent (ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt)
 
adj
having the shape or characteristics of a tree
 
arbo'rescence
 
n

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arborescent ar·bo·res·cent (är'bə-rěs'ənt)
adj.
Dendriform.

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These wash environs are characterized by limited amounts of water and by the presence of arborescent, often spiny shrubs.
Arborescent growing into a treelike habit, normally with a single woody stem.
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